Study abroad in Edinburgh

Study options and entry requirements

There are a variety of study opportunities on offer to visiting students at the University of Edinburgh. Learn more about which one is the best option for you!

Study Abroad programme

The Study Abroad programme allows students taking an undergraduate degree elsewhere to spend a year or a semester at the University of Edinburgh.

International Exchange

We have over 200 exchange places for students from partner universities outside Europe.

Erasmus exchange

We have over 400 Erasmus exchange places for students from partner universities across Europe.

Erasmus+ Traineeships

You can spend between 2 and 3 months on an Erasmus+ Traineeship, carrying out research work at the University of Edinburgh.

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility is a funding mechanism which is available to a select group of nominated International Exchange students.

Research and Postgraduate Level Options

There are opportunities for visiting postgraduate level students and visiting research students to study here in Edinburgh. Available opportunities vary from college to college.

Parliamentary programme

Unfortunately, the Parliamentary programme will not be running from 2020/2021 onwards.

Studying in Edinburgh – what to expect

​​​​​​​Regardless of which programme you wish to study upon, please be aware that the style of teaching at Edinburgh may differ from what you have experienced at your home institution.